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How Does Atrial Fibrillation Increase My Stroke Risk?

How Does Atrial Fibrillation Increase My Stroke Risk?

Left untreated, atrial fibrillation increases the likelihood that you'll suffer a stroke. Many people are aware of some of the major stroke risks including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and smoking. But did you know that atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type …

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The Latest Stroke Treatments at TMCP

The Latest Stroke Treatments at TMCP

The Medical Center of Plano offers some of the latest and most successful treatments for stroke. When it comes to stroke, the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States, the timing of treatment and and …

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Stroke Care: Why Time Matters

Stroke Care: Why Time Matters

Timely treatment of stroke can prevent long term disability and even save a life. In the case of some ailments or medical conditions, it’s sometimes advised to take a wait-and-see approach. In the case of stroke, however, it’s not. Time …

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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

So you’ve heard that alcohol can provide certain health benefits, but you also know alcohol can be detrimental to your health. Confused? April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about the effects of alcohol on your …

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Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said heart disease, you’re right. What can you do about it? Take advantage of February, American Heart Month, to increase your awareness and follow the recommendations of the American …

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Time Matters: Stroke Treatment

Time Matters: Stroke Treatment

Every 45 seconds someone somewhere suffers from a stroke. Every 3.1 seconds, that stroke ends in death. As the third leading killer in America and the number one reason for nursing home admissions, stroke requires immediate attention. If you think …

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